The plan to put up a large residential complex at 1132 West Lake Street, and 1132 West Randolph Street has been approved by the Chicago Plan Commission. The LG Development project was designed by Gensler, and is now going by the handle 1150 West Lake Street. It looks like four towers, but because a lot of the structure is connected, in reality it’s just two buildings, one on each side of the CTA’s Pink/Green Line.
On the north side of the tracks will be a 20-story building with 179 residences. On the south side, in the more complex part of the complex, look for towers rising as high as 33 stories, with a combined 486 new homes.
This project has been in the works for at least the last 65 months. Now that the Plan Commission has saluted this flag, LG is almost home in terms of approvals, and should be clear to start evicting earthworms in a couple of months.
Since we last reported on this, the plan has been revised. So here’s a recap of what actually got the green light:
- North building
- Maximum height: 222 feet
- Roof height: 193 feet
- Podium height: 24 feet
- Pool on the amenity deck
- South building
- Maximum height: 330 feet
- Roof height: 311 feet, eight inches
- Podium height: 55 feet
- Pool on the roof (Woo!)
We noticed that the documents submitted to the Plan Commission refer to the two buildings of this project as “Amylu North” and “Amylu South.” (Like “Desilu,” but without the conga drum.) Amylu Foods was the company that previously occupied this space. But the name “Amylu” could be simply, and cleverly, recycled and wouldn’t be any sillier than most of the other building names we’re seen used in Chicago this decade.